Newcastle have resumed their pursuit of Armando Broja, according to Mark Douglas at iNews, after West Ham ‘abandoned their interest’ in the Chelsea striker.
It appeared last week that Armando Broja would soon be moving to the London stadium. The Hammers have since retracted their offer for the Albanian after reaching a £30 million agreement to sign Sassuolo star Gianluca Scamacca.
The 20-year-old is desperate for regular playing time, which he won’t receive at Stamford Bridge, and it’s said that both Everton and ourselves are now competing to sign the highly-rated attacker.
According to Douglas, Chelsea, who are hesitant to sell the former Southampton loanee but are “struggling” to find a position for him ahead of the upcoming season,’may yet appeal’ to our loan offer.
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We appear to be up against competition, but we are still optimistic that Richarlison could still be available on loan. Everton is also “ready” to move through with a deal, with Frank Lampard eager to replace Richarlison after his high-profile departure to Spurs.
It’s understandable that Broja would prefer a loan transfer given that we are attempting to sign both a striker AND a right winger with the remaining funds from our summer spending (reportedly between £40 and £50 million).
He scored nine goals in all competitions for Southampton last season, and as a big, nimble attacker with outstanding technique, he would offer Eddie Howe much to work with.